Bobby Shuttleworth came to Florida State after finishing a 14-year career in the MLS and has been named an assistant soccer coach by head coach Brian Pensky. Shuttleworth started his MLS career in 2009 after playing collegiately at Buffalo. During his 14-year career, he spent time with four different MLS clubs, most recently with Atlanta United in 2022. He made a total of 238 regular season and playoff appearances and ranks 13th all-time among MLS goalkeepers in regular season games played (232).
Shuttleworth finished his career with 81 wins in 14 seasons and recorded 53 clean sheets during his time in the professional ranks. He started his career with the New England Revolution where he played eight seasons. Shuttleworth played in 127 matches with 124 starts during his time with New England. In 2014 the Revolution finished fifth in the league standings and Shuttleworth helped lead them to the MLS Cup Final.
He then played two seasons with Minnesota United, a season with the Sacramento Republic and two seasons with the Chicago Fire before ending up in Atlanta for the 2022 season.
Shuttleworth’s name is plastered all over the University of Buffalo’s record book as he is first in career goals-against average (.80) and third in career wins (21). He finished the 2008 season with a .63 GAA good for second-best in school history and his .94 GAA in 2007 is good for 10th best in school history.
In his first season as an assistant coach at Florida State, Shuttleworth helped lead the Seminoles back to the College Cup for the 13th time in program history with a 17-3-3 record and was named part of the 2022 Atlantic Region Staff of the Year. The Noles won their ninth ACC Tournament Championship and fifth ACC Regular Season Championship. It marked just the third time in program history that the Noles won both the regular season and tournament championships.
The Noles were dominant all throughout the 2022 season, outscoring opponents 64-20 with 11 shutouts in 23 games. The Seminole defense finished the season with a 0.86 Goals Against Average with Shuttleworth in charge, tied for the 13th best season in school history. Under Shuttleworth’s instruction, Cristina Roque was named the ACC’s Goalkeeper of the Year and Third Team All-American.
Shuttleworth is married to his wife Geenamarie and they have one daughter Quinn.